College Park, Md. December 5, 2006 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business is posting a last call for nominations for the schools 2007 Smith Leadership and Excellence Awards by the Dec. 14 deadline for submission. The annual awards, which pay tribute to business leaders and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic region, will be presented in four categories: Business Excellence, Leaders for the Digital Economy, Leadership Excellence, and Public Excellence.
- The Business Excellence Award recognizes a public or private business that has made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic Region. Nominees must have been established for a minimum of 20 years and will be judged on a variety of characteristics including industry leadership, profitability, customer satisfaction, corporate citizenship, and commitment to the mid-Atlantic region.
- The Leadership Excellence Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and positive impact on his or her industry, as well as the mid-Atlantic region. Nominations will be judged on criteria including leadership in the individuals profession, effectiveness and efficiency of management, customer orientation, and commitment to the mid-Atlantic region.
- The Leaders for the Digital Economy Award recognizes a business or individual that has successfully demonstrated what it means to be a Leader for the Digital Economy, an organization or person that has harnessed the power of information technology to transform business. Areas that are evaluated include electronic commerce, service marketing, business telecommunications, financial engineering, and management of technology.
- The Public Excellence Award recognizes an individual who works with community members to promote social responsibility in governance, business and community life.
Nominations are sought from members of the mid-Atlantic business and academic communities and may be submitted online at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/awards.
The entries will be judged by panels that include members of the Smith School Board of Visitors, Deans Advisory Council, faculty, and staff. The award winners will be announced at a gala award ceremony in May 2007.
About the Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research for the digital economy. One of 13 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, Executive MBA, Executive MS, PhD, and non-degree executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its programs in learning locations on four continents including North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.